How to Become a Referee

We’re glad that you’ve decided to become a referee.  Being a referee can be a rewarding experience!  We hope that this is the start of a long career for you!

New Referees

Follow these steps to become an official for Competitive North Metro Soccer Association games:

1. Obtain your Grade 8 certification.  Certification is administered by the Minnesota State Referee Committee.  Clinics are offered throughout the metro in February, March and April.

  • Register online with the State Referee Committee 
  • Pay the required fees.
  • Successfully complete the online training and test.
  • Attend a MNSRC clinic.  (A referee may attend their clinic at any location in the state)

2. Sign-up in Game Officials,  our online assigning system

  • Click on the green “New Officials” button on the left hand side of the screen.
  • Enter our Group #:  1145 and our Access Code:  CDG.
  • Complete all of the required information.

3.  Complete Concussion Training

4.  Complete a MYSA background check (FOR REFEREES 18 AND OVER)

All referees must have:

  • Official yellow jersey – Black shorts – Black referee socks – Flags – Whistle – Digital Watch

Existing Referees:

Follow these steps to become an official for Goettsche Assigning:

1.     All officials must renew their certification each year.  Referees will not be permitted to work until they appear on the SRC certification list.    

2.     Complete steps 2-4 of the new referee requirements stated above.


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